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As workplaces have become increasingly disconnected, individuals have a stronger need for a sense of connection and community. They want to work in environments in which they can be their authentic selves and are valued for their contributions. Leaders are expected to build these types of environments, but to do so at a moment when their plates are already full.

This talk will explore the how of inclusive leadership. Based on her body of research and advisory work with organizations, Quinetta will offer strategies for developing an inclusive mindset and practicing leadership behaviors for creating more inclusive work environments. By incorporating inclusive leadership into daily activities and interactions, we can foster workplaces in which everyone feels enabled to be their best selves.

About Roberson:
Quinetta M. Roberson, PhD is the John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor of Management and Psychology at Michigan State University. Prior to her current position, she was an Endowed Chair at Villanova University and a tenured professor at Cornell University. She has been a visiting scholar at universities on six continents and has more than 20 years of global experience in teaching courses, facilitating workshops, and advising organizations on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Dr. Roberson has published over 40 scholarly journal articles and book chapters, edited a Handbook of Diversity in the Workplace (2013), and is a two-time TEDx speaker. Her research and consulting work focus on developing organizational capability and enhancing effectiveness through diversity, equity, and inclusion, and is informed by her work experiences, having worked as a financial analyst and small business consultant prior to obtaining her doctorate. She earned her PhD in Organizational Behavior from the University of Maryland and holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Finance.

Gretchen Spreitzer, Faculty Advisory Board, Center for Positive Organizations; Associate Dean for Engaged Learning & Professional Development, Keith E. and Valerie J. Alessi Professor of Business Administration, Professor of Management and Organizations

About the Positive Links Speaker Series:
The Positive Links Speaker Series, presented by Michigan Ross’ Center for Positive Organizations, offers inspiring and practical science-based strategies to build and bolster thriving organizations. Attendees learn from leading positive organizational scholars and connect with our community of academics, students, staff, and leaders.

Series Sponsors:
The Center for Positive Organizations thanks Sanger Leadership CenterTauber Institute for Global OperationsSamuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, and Diane (BA ‘73) and Paul (MBA ‘75) Jones for their support of the 2022-23 Positive Links Speaker Series.

Series Promotional Partners:
Additionally, we thank Ann Arbor SPARK and the Managerial and Organizational Cognition (MOC) Division of the Academy of Management for their Positive Links Speaker Series promotional partnerships.

This virtual event is free, though registration is required to obtain login information.